Episode 224
Jun 29, 2020

Even the pandemic is bigger in Texas

Marketplace reporter Andy Uhler brings us the view from Austin, Texas, as cases spike in the state. Plus: some sports talk.

Marketplace reporter Andy Uhler is in for Kai today, bringing us some of his on-the-ground reporting from Austin, Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott is rolling back reopening plans. But Abbott’s mostly left the rule making to local governments and, well, no one knows what’s happening. For the rest of the California-based Make Me Smart crew, that confusing relationship between local and state government sounds familiar. Might be the same way in your state, too. Plus: Talking about sports, and talking around the COVID-19 sadness, not at the same time.

Here’s a list of the stuff we talked about today:

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The team

Molly Wood Host
Jody Becker Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
Sam Anderson Associate Producer